Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta

Changing previews of word documents in folders back to generic word document icon watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Name:  Picture 1.png
Views: 45
Size:  52.2 KB

    Hi everyone,

    Apologies if this is a really daft/ obvious question but I've tried a few different things now and can't get anything to work. Basically every time I make edits to a word document/ save a completely new document it now displays a preview of the file's contents whereas before it used to just have a generic word document icon (see picture). If anyone knows any way in which I can switch it back so future saved documents just display the word document icon instead that would be great - yes I know I'm being a bit OCD!

    Thanks
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by lushaholic693)
    Name:  Picture 1.png
Views: 45
Size:  52.2 KB

    Hi everyone,

    Apologies if this is a really daft/ obvious question but I've tried a few different things now and can't get anything to work. Basically every time I make edits to a word document/ save a completely new document it now displays a preview of the file's contents whereas before it used to just have a generic word document icon (see picture). If anyone knows any way in which I can switch it back so future saved documents just display the word document icon instead that would be great - yes I know I'm being a bit OCD!

    Thanks
    Hi, I'm not an IT expert, but I have a couple of ideas.

    Have you tried changing the viewing method, e.g. tiles, list, icons etc? That might reset the icons.

    Also, I don't know if this would work, but you could try opening My Documents, then clicking on the following: Organize --> Folder and search options --> View, then tick Always show icons, never thumbnails

    Let me know what happens
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

This forum is supported by:
Updated: October 25, 2015
Poll
Do you agree with the proposed ban on plastic straws and cotton buds?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.